LOTUS Comments and Complaints ID: 1032 - Vehicle Safety Information for LOTUS

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2006 LOTUS ELISE in San Antonio, TX
I was turning left out of a parking lot, accelerating in a safe but enthusiastic manner when i felt a violent shudder/vibration at around 30-35 mph. i immediately let off the throttle and felt increased drag as if i had a flat tire. i immed...
2006 LOTUS EXIZE in San Jose, CA
I own a 2006 lotus exize and its rear tires totally worn (inside steel belts were seen) at its 960 miles of life from its brand new delivery. it is really unusual tire wear such a low mileage. lotus dealer checked its alignment and it was w...
2006 LOTUS EXIZE in Irving, TX
This was after only about 2-3 weeks of ownership... i noticed after a detail on my car that the headlight housing had some scratches on it. lotus already had a problem with their headlight lens causing burn marks on the black interior blac...
2005 LOTUS ELISE in Austin, TX
1) at first 1st to 2nd up shift and 3rd to 2nd down shift was grinding at about 5000 rpm. shifting progressively got worse shifting from 1st to 2nd and 3rd to 2nd. now 3rd to 2nd down shifting grinds at every rpm and 1st to 2nd shift is v...
2005 LOTUS ELISE in Winter Haven, FL
Manual transmission popped unexpectedly out of 5th gear during hard driving causing driver to select wrong gear in attempt to regain control of vehicle. the placing of the transmission into 3rd gear by mistake led to catastrophic over-revv...
2006 LOTUS ELISE in Pflugerville, TX
Please note, i have not had an issue yet, but other people i know have. the rear suspension inner toe link has been known to fail on the 05 + 06 lotus elise. i have seen failures of this part shearing apart on vehicles with as low as 50...
2005 LOTUS ELISE in Nichoalsville, KY
Sub: 2005 lotus elise nhtsa recall #05v-571 vin sccpc11175hl31491. i live in nicholasville kentucky & dealer is in atlanta ga. driving there would be 12 hrs on the road + $$ for accommodations & travel expenses, car mileage & d...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Houston, TX
Fuel tank leaks when over 1/2 filled
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Milpitas, CA
Gas tank leaks fuel if you fill it up.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in San Francisco, CA
While parked on a hill and gas tank is full, fuel leaks out. if tank is half full and on a hill, fuel doesn't leak out. contacted dealer, cannot fix problem. consumer has to fill the gas tank to 1/2 of it's capacity to avoid smells and sp...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Jacksonville, FL
Near the top of the fuel tank there is a crack. when filling vehicle up with fuel it leaks. took vehicle to dealer and had it repaired. dealer replaced the fuel tank, it was split on one side. window regulator broke and was inoperative...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Jacksonville, FL
Near the top of the fuel tank there is a crack. when filling vehicle up with fuel it leaks. took vehicle to dealer and had it repaired. dealer replaced the fuel tank, it was split on one side. window regulator broke and was inoperative...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Jacksonville, FL
Near the top of the fuel tank there is a crack. when filling vehicle up with fuel it leaks. took vehicle to dealer and had it repaired. dealer replaced the fuel tank, it was split on one side. window regulator broke and was inoperative...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Baltimore, MD
Fuel tank cracked, and was leaking fuel. contacted dealer, and dealer fixed it twice, but problem still occurs.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Fountain Valley, CA
Apperantly this is a known issue with the lotus elan fuel tank. lotus wants to charge me for repairing something they know is faulty due to poor design. i have spoken with other elan owners and some have paid the fee for the new tank as w...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Sylva, NC
When gas tank was filled fuel leaked on ground and fumes entered vehicle. fumes were so strong that consumer felt sick and pulled over. vehicle leaked so much fuel in gas station that employee was going to bill the consumer. dealer...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Laguna Hills, CA
This type of failure has been reported by other owners of this vehicle model before. no safety defect mentioned in summary.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Bay Village, OH
When filled with gas, the fuel tank leaks from the left-hand side of the tank; leaking fuel is a fire hazard and gas odor in car is annoying. i suspect that the tank neck has cracked at its juction to the tank body as reported by other ow...
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Tampa, FL
Fuel tank leaks when it is full. manufacturer has not been notified.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Orange, CA
This problem poses a serious hazard. lotus refuses to provide service bulletins that might be pertinent to this problem.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Orange, CA
This problem poses a serious hazard. lotus refuses to provide service bulletins that might be pertinent to this problem. no safety defect mentioned in summary.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Ft.lauderdale, FL
The car for as long as i have owned leaked fuel when ever the tank is filled up. it is not leaking as a result of overflow, but from some where between the neck and the tank. besides leaking fuel it has a real bad smell.
1991 LOTUS ELAN in Alameda, CA
No summary listed for this vehicle.
LOTUS ELAN in Santa Monica, CA
Correct year of vehicle is 1991. ongoing problem with vehicle leaking fuel around the tank neck area. manufacturer. was not notified at this time.
1998 LOTUS ESPRIT in Los Angele, CA
Horn inoperative.
1995 LOTUS ESPRIT in Coral Gables, FL
Fire due to failure of the fuel injection system at the rear of fuel rail.
1987 LOTUS ESPRIT in Clearwater, FL
The fitings on fuel tanks, behind driver, rust and leak fuel around the motor. the smell of fuel is very strong.
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack has excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack has excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack has excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
LOTUS LOTUS in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack has excessive play.
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack had excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack had excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
LOTUS ESPRIT in Cherry Hills Village, CO
Steering rack had excessive play. also fuel transfer hose used to equilibrate left and right fuel tank cracks due to extreme temperatures in engine compartment, allowing fuel to spill into engine compartment. in addition, fog lights remain ...
1994 LOTUS ELAN in Chatsworth, CA
Gear shift clip failed twice.
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